Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) on Friday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Industrial Training and Employment Commission, under the Karnataka Government to bring industry knowledge, culture and knowledge to the students of the Industrial Training Institute (ITI) in the state.
According to MoU, TKM has been identified as a provider of industrial training to develop skilled personnel for production units and first-time entrepreneurs to equip them for the expected large-scale manufacturing in India, given the increased focus of the Indian government on Make in India and Aatma Nirbhar Bharat.
Following the MoU, a programme to develop students in ITIs will be implemented in 31 districts of Karnataka. The training programme, admission for which is scheduled to begin in August 2021, aims to encourage young people to attend ITI courses. A 96-hour skills-oriented training programme will be carried out in one trade – automobile assembly.
Dr S Selvakumar, Secretary to Government, Department of Skill Development Entrepreneurship and Livelihood, Government of Karnataka said the classroom training and apprenticeship programme being offered under the MoU will help make the ITI students more industry-ready and employable.
With its world-renowned models such as the Toyota Technical Training Institute (TTTI), the Gurukul Skill Development Center and the National Manpower Excellence Center, Toyota aims to transform the youth of the rural inland areas to competitive world-class technicians.
With the programme, TKM will enable ITI students to acquire skills relevant to the manufacturing industry and improve their employment potential.
The youngsters will be trained by Toyota certified trainers, who have extensive practical experience in the Toyota Production System. After the training session, students must take an exam jointly run by ITI and TKM in order to be eligible for an apprenticeship in the automotive industry.
TKM has trained more than 12,000 youth through an apprenticeship programme. “We have deputed certified Toyota trainers to identified ITIs to act as catalysts in developing industry-relevant content, infrastructure, and methodology. As a result, we have been able to develop a competitive talent pool of industry-ready technicians and contribute to the Skill India Mission,” Shankara concluded.